You can’t get away from the sea on the tiny island of Providence, between Jamaica and Colombia. Certainly it’s never out of Keyla’s mind after her father and his fishing boat disappear. They call the Caribbean “the sea of seven colours” here, and among the bright hues of tropical fish and corals are sinister tones. There are territorial disputes, rumours of drug-running, pirate legends; and all the complications of family and love, undercurrents of old hurts and the forging of new bonds as Keyla comes of age.

keyla (2016)




Creole English + Spanish, with English subtitles




Viviana Gómez Echeverry

Viviana Gómez Echeverry

Viviana Gómez Echeverry

Viviana Gómez Echeverry is a Colombian director, screenwriter and cinematographer. She teaches at a university in Bogota. She wrote and directed two short films, Exotic Tropical and 16th Birthday, and co-directed the documentary Life is Sacred. She has also worked as photographer on several documentaries.

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